Quick! It’s an emergency! You just got an urgent call about a family emergency and had to rush to the airport with barely time to grab your wallet and your passport. But now, you’re stuck at the airport with nothing to read. What do you do??
And, no, you did NOT have time to grab your bookbag, or the book next to your bed. You were . . . grocery shopping when you got the call and have nothing with you but your wallet and your passport (which you fortuitously brought with you in case they asked for ID in the ethnic food aisle). This is hypothetical, remember….
Let me just say for starters this is almost to real to be able to fully comprehend. I’m in a situation where I may have to leave this country in such a short time that I don’t really see this as being hypothetical…except that I wouldn’t travel without a book. Secondly, I rarely leave the house without my backpack and inside my backpack is one novel if not two.
With all that aside what would I do? Well, most airports have a bookstore inside. I usually venture into it and see what is available before my flight leaves. And, like most bibliophiles, I almost never leave without buying a book. That would mean I would find the bookstore and pick up something they have. Even if it is only the latest bestseller.